- Fluoropolymer materials and their applications.
- Expanded PTFE (polytetrafluroethylene) materials and their applications.
- Electronic packaging and materials.
- Printed circuit boards, flexible printed circuit board technology, materials and markets.
- EMI shielding materials.
- Thermally conductive electronic packaging materials.
- LCP films for electronic applications.
- Financial and market analysis.
- New product and new business development.
- Acquisitions and divestitures of high technology electronic and medical businesses.
- Technical materials marketing in Japan and the Far East.
- Minimally invasive medical products.
- Intravascular medical products.
- European electronic markets.
- High performance fabrics.
- High performance fibers.
- Fuel cells and micro filtration technology, products and systems.
W. L. Gore, Newark, DE, Corporate Operations Committee 1998 - 2005
Reported to the President as a senior member of the Corporate Operations Committee. This Committee was responsible the long-term health of the Enterprise by providing guidance and strategic direction to the global business units. Responsibilities:
- Corporate Development and Strategic Plans.
- Liaison with the Electronic Products Division.
- Leadership of the Electronic Packaging Materials Group.
- Liaison with our Japanese subsidiaries.
- Oversaw the growth of the Enterprise from $1.2B to $2B while maintaining pre-tax margins in the double digits.
- Lead the annual global business planning process.
- Restructured the Electronic Products Division which led to the divestiture of the VCSEL parallel optics business.
- Divested Gore's electronic module business to 3M at a substantial EBITDA multiple.
- Founded and lead Gore's first Corporate M&A team.
- Purchased a medical device business and developed plans for other strategic acquisitions;
- Forged closer corporate relationships with our Japanese subsidiaries.
Electronic Packaging and Materials 1994 - 1998
Leader of a new venture group focused on expanding Gore's participation in advanced electronic composite materials, EMI shielding products and high performance IC packages. Responsibilities:
- Global P&L for a group of new ventures that grew sales eight fold by rapidly introducing new, leading-edge electronic materials and products.
- Formed new electronics group from a collection on new ventures scattered throughout Gore and its Japanese subsidiaries. Created the focus and strategies that grew the groups sales 8 fold in 4 years.
- Worked with key IC and systems suppliers like Silicon Graphics, IBM and LSI logic to expand the IC packaging business.
- Developed extensive business and technical relationships with: Japanese manufactures of electronic systems, materials and components, such as NEC, Kyocera and NTK; Taiwanese and Korean electronic manufacturers of printed circuit boards and cell phones; US and European cell phone manufactures such as Nokia and Motorola.
- Built a technical laboratory for doing research in advanced composite materials for printed circuit boards and IC packages.
- Supported our Japanese subsidiary in marketing new IC packaging materials and Flexible Printed Circuit Board laminates to US customers like 3M.
Electronic Product Division 1987 - 1994
Business Leader of the $100 million global Electronic Products Division.
- Grew sales from 34% while maintaining high profit margins.
- Restructured the aging wire and cable business to focus on high speed electronic assemblies and interconnection products.
- Began diversifying the business into other electronic products such as electronic materials, EMI shielding and thermal interface gaskets.
Associate 1984 - 1987
New product development leader for composite materials.
- Discovered and patented a new expanded PTFE composite material for low dielectric constant high speed printed circuit board laminates
- Formed a new group to manufacture and market this new material
- Grew sales to $5 million within 3 years
DuPont Corporation, Wilmington, DE
Various Technical, Marketing and Sales positions 1969 - 1984
Worked 15 years with DuPont in the Petroleum Products and Electronic Products Divisions
- Sold "Riston" photoresist to the printed circuit industry.
- Technical Service Supervisor supporting the photoresist business.
- New Product Development manager for photoresists.
- Invented and patented a new petroleum additive.
- Top photoresist salesman in the division.
- Invented and patented a new photo-imageable tape for masking printed circuit boards.
- Began the marketing of a photo-imageable printed circuit board dielectric.
B.S., Chemistry, University of Florida